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Torticollis (cont.)

Torticollis Diagnosis

The doctor will take a detailed history emphasizing specific medications that you may be taking. A physical examination will be performed.

When there is a history of trauma, the doctor may take X-rays of your neck to exclude a fracture or dislocation of the spinal bones in your neck.

  • Often, X-rays are sufficient to make this determination.
  • In a small number of cases, subtle abnormalities or preexisting conditions, for example, degenerative arthritis of the spine or of the neck may require a CT scan.

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Torticollis (from the Latin torti, meaning twisted and collis, meaning neck) manifests as involuntary contractions of the neck muscles, leading to abnormal postures and movements of the head.

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